Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith

by Lael Littke, Richard E. Turley, Jr.

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This children’s chapter book, specifically created for children ages 8–12 to be able to read on their own, is also a great story to read with them at bedtime or anytime! Meticulously researched for accuracy’s sake, this book will help young people gain a testimony of the mission of Joseph Smith. Line drawings throughout help bring his story to life for them. Each chapter of the book presents one incident from Joseph Smith’s life and can be read as an individual story. But the stories are arranged chronologically so that, as a whole, they present a full biography of Joseph Smith for the young reader. As one parent stated: “I read this book aloud at bedtime to my four little boys, ten to three. I’ll cherish the conversation we had after the last page was read where we all agreed that we knew Joseph’s mission was God-led and that he was a prophet. Thank you for this book!”

About the Authors

Lael Littke

Lael Littke is the author of more than forty books in both the national and LDS markets. Most of her books are written for children and young adults, including Haunted Sister, Lake of Secrets and Searching for Selene She co-authored Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith with Richard E. Turley, Jr. She also has four women's novels to her credit: Keepers of Blackbird Hill as well as Almost Sisters, Three Tickets to Peoria, and Surprise Packages, co-authored with Carroll Morris and Nancy Anderson. A native of Mink Creek, Idaho, she graduated from Utah State University and did further studies in writing at City College of New York, Pasadena City College, and UCLA. She has taught writing courses at UCLA and Pasadena City College for nearly ten years. Lael lives in Pasadena, California.

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Richard E. Turley, Jr.

Richard E. Turley, Jr., Assistant Church Historian and Recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a member of the editorial board of the Church Historian's Press, which publishes The Joseph Smith Papers and other highly-acclaimed works of Church history. He is the author or co-author of several books, including How We Got the Book of Mormon and How We Got the Doctrine and Covenants, with William W. Slaughter; Massacre at Mountain Meadows, with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard; Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith, with Lael Littke; and Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case. In addition, he is the coeditor of the series Women of Faith in the Latter Days, with Brittany A. Chapman, and general editor of the print volumes of The Journals of George Q. Cannon. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

My mother-in-law bought this for my oldest when he was 8. We have read it again and again. It brings the spirit into our lives every time we read it. We have read it many times and shared it with others.

Great Read-aloud for Kids!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I read this book aloud at bedtime to my four little boys- ten to three. As we read chapter to chapter we were all strengthened. The book had some stories that I had never heard and I enjoyed it right along with my boys. , The book brought up topics that sent my little boys to the scriptures for more information. The book is full of stories that had my boys so attentive and captivated. (gasping out loud, at times) Most importantly, the Spirit was there and bore witness over and over again of the divinity of the latter day work and Joseph Smith as God's prophet. , I'll cherish the conversation that we had after the last page was read where we all agreed that we knew Joseph's mission was God-led and that he was a prophet. , Thank you for this book!

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